Athlon Sports Cover 2 College Football Podcast (general)

A special edition of the POD, the guys support the Committee's decision to put Alabama in over Ohio State. It was the right thing to do and they explain why. Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia (as Braden predicted) easily earned their way in as well. And will the events of this season lead to expansion?

Oh, and the guys make their picks for the national championship tournament, breaking down both the Rose and Sugar Bowls.

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All hell has officially broken loose in college football. How concerned should Clemson be? Did Auburn take the biggest drop? And what the hell happen in the state of Washington? 

On the positive side, who is better: TCU or Wisconsin? How did LSU and Miami come away with wins? What do we make of the Big 12 after a good old-fashioned Red River Shootout?

Notre Dame, Michigan St, NC State and Stanford continue to improve - even without playing a game.

And one special tribute is back.

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We invite Steven Lassan aboard to discuss rosters and depth charts before camp opens up. What are the biggest positions of concern for the national title contenders? How do top 25 quarterback battles look heading into camp? Which teams have the best defenses? And some rapid fire depth chart questions as well on our summer roster preview.

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Bob Stoops retired and Lincoln Riley has been hired. Is Oklahoma still the favorite in the Big 12 and how much does the change cost the Sooners? Do preseason polls influence the college football national championship? We are here to ease your concerns. And should we do away with divisions in college football all together?

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The guys dive into Nick Saban and his new $11 million salary. Are college coaches overpaid? Jim Harbaugh is dominating the news cycle again and you better get used to it. We also preview the 2017 magazines by discussing the Top 50 players of the last 50 years in college football. Plus, Kentucky Derby and Bar Mitzvah analysis.

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Florida, Clemson, Navy and others clinched division championships while some individuals broke records. What is wrong with the State of Texas football? Is Tom Herman to Texas and Jimbo Fisher to LSU too perfect? And how great was Colorado-Washington State? Braden Gall and Mitch Light break down Week 12.

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Hosts Braden Gall and David Fox answer 11 big questions about college football at the halfway point after a stellar Week 7. Like will Iowa go unbeaten? Who will win the SEC West? Can a Group of 5 spoil the Playoff party? When will Utah lose? The guys offer their top four to date as well.

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The SEC is too big for one podcast, so our preseason rankings and debate series continues with the SEC East.

As we start to break down the preseason rankings, we look at the trends that will shape the East. Missouri won the division a year ago and has the consensus top quarterback in the East, but can the Tigers repeat? We’re not sold.

Florida may be an X-factor with a healthy Jeff Driskel, but Georgia and South Carolina have the most complete teams aside from quarterback questions.

We also took reader questions this week from Twitter and Facebook. Have a question you’d like to have answered on the podcast? Tweet us at @AthlonSports or email podcast@athlonsports.com.

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The 2014 season is over, so it’s time to start talking a little 2014 football.
 
First, hosts Braden Gall and David Fox put Florida State’s championship into perspective. The question: Did Jameis Winston just complete the best freshman season in college football history? Or does the nod go to Johnny Manziel, Adrian Peterson or Maurice Clarrett.

Then, they break down some of the coaching news. Charlie Strong is the guy at Texas, but not everyone is on the bandwagon. Penn State thought they were close to nabbing James Franklin, but the Nittany Lions are in limbo. Does Franklin have it better in Nashville?

And then moving on to 2014, Fox and Gall go through the major conferences and discuss their storylines to watch in the upcoming months from off-field issues, recruiting, new coaches and personnel.

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Our hosts duke it out over a two-team and four-team playoff. Is it possible the BCS wasn’t all bad if it worked perfectly in a year like this?

We can’t ignore the chatter around the Texas job, whether it’s vacant yet or not. Should Nick Saban really consider leaving Alabama to coach the Longhorns?

And then finally, we get into some takeaways from the season. Our hosts go through each major conference and finish the sentence ... “2013 was the year that ...”

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